Business Scene for the week of 4/3/2018

The Friends of the Library are sponsoring their annual Spring Library Book Sale on April 6 through April 8. Friends members can attend the sneak preview on Thursday, April 5. Proceeds benefit the Lassen Library.

If you need to catch up on your recreational reading, this is a great opportunity to get some great values while expanding your personal library.

Lassen Library has a great pre-school reading room and offers a reading program on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. to encourage young readers.

This is a fun filled program for children to hear the stories, do a craft and develop their socialization skills. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring the little one’s to this weekly event.

Laura Roberts, owner of Country Pines Quilting on 395 E. in Susanville, tells us that Patchwork Math is a great class to learn how to enlarge a block or reduce it. Students will learn how to piece a block and have all their points touching perfectly.

Many quilts have the points cut of, and this class will take away all of the guessing allowing your piece to become perfect.

Roberts tells us it is challenging to get this instructor to come up here from the Bay Area, so be sure to sign up for this and the other spring classes right away by calling 257-9600.

Lassen Aurora Network has put together a monthly support group to provide those affected by suicide a confidential and non-judgmental community to discuss their fears and concerns.

It can be difficult to find some normality in life after the loss of a loved one to suicide.

Many times those grieving avoid getting the professional help they need to process their many mixed emotions, due to the sensitive nature of this topic.

You are not alone, and on the first Thursday and third Saturday of each month they offer a free community support group.

To learn more about this program, call Christine Lower at 310-3295 or the staff at Lassen Aurora Network at 257-3864.

Northeastern Rural Health Clinic has several classes and events to promote healthy lifestyles.

Every month they offer a diabetes class, a bariatric support group and a series of 12 free weekly classes to help family members, partners, caregivers and friends understand and support individuals with serious mental illness.

The free child birth class series starts on April 5. To find out more about these and other wellness programs, call Debbie Jones at 251-1490.

Spring is officially here and it is the perfect time to get moving and start eating healthier food.

The Susanville Grocery Outlet is now getting in their spring garden décor and supplies to help you turn your outdoor areas into a relaxing oasis.

After too many days indoors during the winter weather, pulling weeds, raking and prepping your garden bed will help you get in better shape.

Plus, they’re always getting in new lines of brand name organic foods and produce so you can fix your family fresh, healthy dishes for less.

If you haven’t shopped the Susanville Grocery Outlet lately, be sure to check out the huge savings down every aisle.

Sacred Heart Auxiliary is offering a scholarship to a high school senior.

The deadline is Thursday, May 3. All documents must be returned to Sacred Heart Church and postmarked by May 3. Contact the church for scholarship details.

Want to save money on your home or auto insurance? Sam Glass, local Farmers Insurance agent, can help when you purchase both home and auto insurance.

Call Glass at 251-7201 and ask how you can save with multiple policies. Samuel Glass Farmers Insurance is located at 2020 Main Street, Susanville, inside Milwood Florist and Treats Pet Supply.

Whatever the industry, its great leaders share basic qualities. In his book “Think Like a Champion: Building Success One Victory at a Time,” Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan shares his insight into the principles of creating a winning team on, or in, any field.

Here’s Shanahan’s 15-point game plan for winning teams:

1. Teams matter more than individuals. 2. Every job is important. 3. Treat everyone with respect. 4. Share both victories and defeats. 5. Accept criticism. 6. Keep the boss well informed. 7. Focus on your work ethic, not others. 8. Allow for differences in lifestyle. 9. Be more creative than predictable. 10. Let go of failed ideas. 11. Employ structure and order. 12. Reward those who produce. 13. Find different ways to motivate your employees. 14. Keep your employees fresh. 15. Protect your system.

Marty and Diane Growdon tell us on Saturday, April 7 The Old Town Mercantile consignment store in historic downtown Westwood will be having refreshments to celebrate their third year in business and their second year in their new location.

This past year, they were able to expand their display space allowing them to carry even more merchandise, including the addition of new and gentle used clothing from infant and adult sizes. If you haven’t been, it is worth the visit.

The consignment spaces have an open air country market ambiance where local artists and crafters are making old things new again and offering arts and crafts, antiques and collectibles, furniture, local honey, homemade jams and jellies, bulk dry foods, man-cave items, home decor, designer clothing and much more.